Dr Freya Fowkes

Laboratory Head, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (Fowkes Laboratory)
Centre for Biomedical Research
Burnet Institute

Research Activities

The Malaria Epidemiology Group participates in numerous population studies in malaria-endemic countries, such as Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, through collaborations with national research institutes based in those countries.The group centres on malaria immuno-epidemiology and focuses on developing and utilising immunological biomarkers for vaccine trials, disease surveillance and evaluating the impact of interventions for malaria.

The objectives of the Malaria Epidemiology Group are:
  • To evaluate the impact of population immunity of the efficacy of malaria interventions and evaluating the impact of intervention programs on host immunity and patterns of disease
  • To develop sero-markers for population studies to define malaria exposure and transmission intensity
  • To understand the dynamics of naturally acquired immunity in children and pregnant women and how they relate to patterns of disease.

Other Lab Members

Dr Julia Cutts
Ricardo Ataide
Rosanna Powell

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Prof Melanie Bahlo

Bioinformatics Division Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Mrs Susie Roczo-Farkas

Infection and Immunity Theme Murdoch Childrens Research Institute SEE FULL PROFILE >

Prof Bill Heath

Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 25

    Global Virus Network Meeting 2017

    Doherty Institute, Melbourne, Australia MORE INFO
  • Oct 16

    LISSSD 2017

    Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa MORE INFO
  • Oct 16

    VIIN Young Investigator Symposium 2017

    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute MORE INFO